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Online personal finance class offered

April 8, 2009

Hispanic journalists and U.S. journalists covering Hispanic issues in United States and Puerto Rico can now apply for an online training program on personal finance reporting.

Participants will learn topics ranging from credit and lending, housing and mortgages to retirement planning and investing, among other issues. The deadline to apply is May 29.

The personal finance reporting program will be administered by the International Center for Journalists from June 15 to Sept. 14 and the courses will be held in English and Spanish, with a different trainer for each course.

The course will be divided into three parts: a six-week online course in personal financial journalism, a six-week online mentoring period and a final week of online training where participants will upload their stories to the distance learning platform and/or provide online links to them.

The course is free of charge, but the space is limited. Journalists are encouraged to apply soon.

Three participants will receive a McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Award and cash prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500. The winners will also participate in the McGraw-Hill Forum for Hispanic Financial Literacy.

To apply, go here and click on the application in the language that you prefer.

DISCLOSURE: I am the instructor for the English course.

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